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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having constant and relatively high body temperature; warm-blooded; same as homoiothermal; -- of birds and mammals. Contrasted to poikilothermal.
  • adj. See homoiothermal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having blood which retains a uniform temperature notwithstanding the temperature of the environment: said of warm-blooded as opposed to cold-blooded, pœcilothermic, or heterothermal animals.

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